The Edinburgh College Board of Management is currently seeking to fill two non-executive vacancies.
Our Board is looking for individuals with a strong commitment to changing lives and an understanding of the value of education. Successful candidates will be part of a dynamic and influential Board following a period of considerable change and emerging opportunity for Edinburgh and its students. We are particularly looking to attract candidates with experience of:
The College would also welcome applications from individuals with relevant expertise in the following areas: (i) Human Resources and Organisational Development; and/or, (ii) Relevant aspects of Scots Law (including contract and commercial law).
Applications are encouraged from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies.
Are you someone who wants to be instrumental in delivering lasting social change for communities?
Do you believe the ingredients for that change already lie in our communities in the shape of the passions, strengths, skills, knowledge and interests of local people? If you do, and have the self-belief to enable this change whatever the barriers, we would love to hear from you.
Thistle Foundation is host to Link Up in Craigmillar (locally known as Connecting Craigmillar). We are looking for a talented Community Development Worker to lead this community-led project in an assets-based and trauma-skilled manner. Operating from our base in Craigmillar (Edinburgh), Connecting Craigmillar is one of nine projects in Inspiring Scotland’s ground-breaking community development and wellbeing Link Up Programme.
Open to all, Link Up aims to create an environment where people in the community can come together to design and participate in new experiences that they want (e.g. cooking, gardening, arts & crafts). It aims to build new, and strengthen existing social connections in the community and at the same time, develop the confidence and self-esteem of the people involved. These are the fundamentals on which people are able to affect positive change for themselves, their family and their community.
The successful candidate will have the satisfaction of working for an organisation that develops and inspires best practice in supporting people to sustain and improve their health and wellbeing in a holistic way. You will benefit from also being part of Inspiring Scotland’s Link Up programme, supported by one of their Performance Advisors, and be part of a close network of Link Up workers.
On top of this, Thistle Foundation provides excellent training and an outstanding benefits package.
Thistle Foundation is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Successful applicants will be subject to a PVG check, which will be paid for by Thistle.
The successful candidate for this position must have experience of working with children and young people. Qualified to a degree level or minimum SVQ3 or equivalent in childcare, education, health or playwork.
Richmond’s Hope will provide a comprehensive induction and training programme which will include training in the methodology of Richmond’s Hope. Working as part of the staff team of Richmond’s Hope (primarily in Glasgow, but may include working in other areas of Central Scotland) they will provide bereavement support to children and young people aged from 4 to 18 years.
Applicants should have enthusiasm and vision for the work of the organisation, excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work as part of a team.